Why You Really Shouldn’t Care What People Think
The other day, I was sitting with my grandmother looking through some old stuff that she had when she was my age. I discovered that one was a journal and I asked her if I could read it. She agreed and basically it contained the usual stuff that teenagers talk about. She spoke about her friend in one called Lisa and I asked her , “Who’s Lisa?” She shook her head and told me that she couldn’t remember.I think that’s when I truly realised that a lot of people are temporary in your life and that there are a lot of people who you’re not going to remember when you’re older. I mean, it wasn’t as if she couldn’t remember this so called ‘Lisa’ because of old age. Earlier, she had spoken about her best friends she had had in primary school and high school and she could remember all their names. In other words she spoke about the people that she actually cared about, the ones she cared about enough to remember.
If you look at your daily life, how many times do you let people stop you from doing or saying something? Nine times out of ten, do these people mean that much to you? Are you really going to remember them when you’re fifty years older looking back on the memories you made when you were a teenager?
I promise that the thoughts of the people that bring you down or make you feel worthless are really not that important. When you leave high school or college or wherever you are at, you will probably never see any of those people ever again.
Ask yourself, is it really worth caring about the thoughts of the people who you will probably never see again or remember?
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